Katko weighs in: We deserve ‘a clear explanation’ on why Comey was fired

Central New York Congressman John Katko says the American people deserve “a clear explanation into the rational and timing” of FBI Director James Comey’s termination.

The White House announced the firing of Comey Tuesday evening, with President Donald Trump saying a in a letter to the now former FBI director that he was acting on the recommendation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

In a letter to the president, Rosenstein cited Comey’s handling of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal in 2016 as a major factor in recommending Comey’s termination. In his letter to Comey, President Trump said the firing was necessary to restore “public trust and confidence” in the FBI.

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